Scholarship Information for September 2017 Entry

Scholarships are awarded for excellence in one or more fields of the life of the School, or for potential to achieve outstanding results. Awards may be made for Academic, Sport, Music, Art & Design, Performing Arts or All-Round.

The Scholarship Programme is intended for new students entering Senior School at ages 11+, 13+ and 16+ in September 2017.  Students attending Akeley Wood Junior School are considered new to the Senior School for this programme so are eligible to apply for a scholarship.  Students in Year 11 at Akeley Wood School are also considered new when entering our Sixth Form.  The awarding and continued holding of a scholarship or an exhibition requires good conduct and achievement in the School.


All applicants applying for a Scholarship/Exhibition must be registered with Akeley Wood School prior to the submission of an application.

Scholarships for existing students are rare and are only invited in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Head.

Types of Scholarships

We are offering a number of scholarships for students entering school in September 2017.

Scholarships may be awarded for high achieving students who show excellence or outstanding potential in one or more of the following areas:

  • Academic
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Art & Design, Performing Arts
  • All Round


Applications from students in both the maintained and independent school sectors are welcomed.

Pilgrim Scholarship

In addition to the scholarships outlined, and to celebrate Akeley Wood School’s 70th Anniversary we will be offering the Pilgrim Scholarship to the value of up to 70% for entry in September 2017 only.  This award is awarded at the discretion of the Head to the student who embodies the spirit of Akeley Wood School.  This is likely to be an individual who excels in academia whilst showing exceptional promise in another aspect of school life and will contribute fully to life at Akeley Wood School.

One scholarship of up to 70% fees

 Scholarship Information Pack
 Scholarship Application Form

Sixth Form Preview Evening

We are holding a Sixth Form Preview Evening on Tuesday 8th November 2016. Please come along and see what we can offer.  Register here.

Deadlines for Application

Age Deadline Scholarship Day
Age 11+ 25th November 2016 9th January 2017
Age 13+ 28th November 2016 9th January 2017
Age 16+ 30th November 2016 16th  January 2017



Bursaries may be awarded to the parents of pupils attending the School who, due to unexpected changes in their financial circumstances, find themselves struggling to meet the immediate payment of full school fees. In only exceptional circumstances will a Bursary be awarded in respect of a pupil new to/joining the School, and parents of children in the Nursery School are not eligible for the grant of a Bursary.

Applicants for a Bursary must complete a detailed ‘Means Tested Application Form’, which is submitted to the School for review together with supporting evidentiary documentation.

Bursaries are granted for a maximum period of one academic year though they can be extended if, following a new application being submitted and reviewed, it is clear that there has been no obvious improvement in the financial situation of the parents at the end of the initial Bursary period. However, it is expected that, in due course, the parents will resume paying full fees.